Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Stories By Sunanda K Datta-Ray

The Kurds

Kurds remain stateless after decades of conflict

Tamilnadu’s firebrand leader, the late C N Annadurai, greatly minimised the problem of race discrimination when he observed in the early ...Read More

Donald Trump returns to the old Republican ways

Donald Trump returns to the old Republican ways

Indians have long experienced both anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States (for which Donald Trump is usually blamed nowadays) and ...Read More

Egypt: Protests sign of misrule or US undoing?

Egypt: Protests sign of misrule or US undoing?

Benjamin Netanyahu was desperately trying to cobble together a coalition last week when Israel’s principal challenger Egypt startled the ...Read More

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK may split into three, India needs to reflect

Thanks to Boris Johnson’s inept Brexit diplomacy, the United Kingdom may be on the brink of fragmenting into three disunited kingdoms. Th...Read More

John Bercow delivers straight from the shoulder

John Bercow delivers straight from the shoulder

John Bercow is the valiant Bijay Kumar Banerjee writ even larger. Just as Banerjee tried to uphold democratic rights in West Bengal again...Read More

RSS’ conservative cloak keeps society stunted

RSS’ conservative cloak keeps society stunted

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s sudden enthusiasm for reservations highlights the importance the supposedly social welfare organisation...Read More

Restive Hong Kong lays bare deep-seated fissures

Restive Hong Kong lays bare deep-seated fissures

It’s a welcome development that Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Hongkong’s chief executive, has promised to completely withdraw the extraditi...Read More

The curious case of immigrants in the UK

The curious case of immigrants in the UK

London’s Notting Hill Carnival is in full swing as I write this, dramatically highlighting one aspect of Britain’s protracted negotiation...Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi did not protect Rohingyas

Aung San Suu Kyi did not protect Rohingyas

Aung San Suu Kyi should have visited the Westfield shopping mall in unfashionable east London’s Stratford district last week. There she w...Read More

We stand in need of security over freedom

We stand in need of security over freedom

Narendra Modi is not the only democratically elected ruler to be accused of undemocratic practices. Similar allegations are being levelle...Read More

Discrimination? No bar. UK has changed since

Discrimination? No bar. UK has changed since

While India is in a quandary over who is an Indian, a Bangladeshi or a Rohingya, the feats of two British Bengali girls -- Bhasha Mukherj...Read More

Retail & immigration: tricky for India, UK

Retail & immigration: tricky for India, UK

Britain’s exit from the European Union on October 31 is expected to impel Boris Johnson’s government to make fresh efforts to finalise a ...Read More

Boris Johnson

British democracy: We can emulate, but cannot match

Britain’s democracy in action as one prime minister smoothly and swiftly gave way to another this week was a reminder that India’s govern...Read More

Donald Trump’s racist tweets could be an election platform

Donald Trump’s racist tweets could be an election platform

The same tag would suffice for Donald Trump whose tirades against four American Congresswomen has earned a critical motion in the US House

The Trump-Kim Jong-un love affair won’t last long

The Trump-Kim Jong-un love affair won’t last long

India can’t complain if Donald Trump bestows de facto legitimacy on a nuclear-armed North Korea. This country benefited from a similar pi...Read More

Mamta Banerjee

Liberal renaissance alone can hold the country together

Two of Hinduism’s greatest deities, Ram and Hanuman, were profoundly insulted by a riotous mob of alleged Hindus in Jharkhand when 24-yea...Read More

Boris Johnson charming his way to become Britain’s ambassador

Boris Johnson charming his way to become Britain’s ambassador

When Narendra Modi visited Britain in 2015, David Cameron, then the British prime minister, tried to please him and – even more – the lak...Read More

Flames of communal passion fanned in Bengal

Flames of communal passion fanned in Bengal

Bets are being laid in Bengal on how long Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamul Congress government will last. The speculation is not on the outcome...Read More

New government must focus on neglected primary needs

New government must focus on neglected primary needs

It should have been a sobering thought amidst the frantic dance of democracy of these past weeks that India may soon have to cede space t...Read More

West Bengal: Red to Green and now saffron

West Bengal: Red to Green and now saffron

West Bengal’s move from Red to Green and now Saffron seems almost as heretical as if the Vatican turned into the Kremlin in the old Sovie...Read More

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